25 September, 2013

Chattambade Recipe | Spicy Chana Dal Vada Recipe

Learn how to make Chattambade or Masala Dal Vada ~ Spicy split chickpeas/Bengal gram or chana dal fritters

When you do something for a very long time, it becomes part of your life. It no longer remains a separate entity, but it becomes a way of life. It integrates into your life, your thoughts and the very core of your being! It becomes a habit, a routine and ultimately, part of you! Well, it’s no wonder that something that I have been doing for the last seven years has becomes inseparable part of my very soul! And today Monsoon Spice is not just a food blog, but my little place that treasures little snippets of my life, my memories, my dreams, aspirations and above all a place where I have freedom to express myself!

17 September, 2013

Bhutta or Butta Recipe | Indian Styled Roasted Corn on the Cob

Learn how to make Bhutta or Butta ~ Indian styled roasted corn on the cob flavoured with lime, salt and chilli powder

It was the same spot he chose to park his push cart, the corner road that faced the school gate. His push cart was plain wooden one with its pale blue paint that once must have been a bright and happy shade of blue, now peeling at the edges and exposing the dark wood underneath. There was nothing fancy about his shop that earned his livelihood and there was no colourful board bearing his name or his humble shop’s name. It was a plain and boring looking little shop selling things that was far from being labelled boring things!

12 September, 2013

Vegetable Hakka Noodles Recipe | Indo-Chinese Veg Hakka Noodles Recipe

Learn how to make Vegetable Hakka Noodles ~ Indo-Chinese recipe of stir fried vegetable and noodles with assorted sauces

As my fingers tap danced on the laptop’s keyboard to shape my thoughts into words, my eyes wandered out of the window to admire the tall trees swaying at the cool evening breeze. They stood tall like a proud soldiers as the green leaves on branch ruffle and sway when caressed by the evening breeze. And then I noticed something...

09 September, 2013

Ammini Kozhukattai or Undrallu Guggillu Recipe | Ganesha Chaturthi Recipe

Learn how to make Ammini Kozhukattai or Undrallu Guggillu ~ Gluten free and vegan steam cooked savoury rice ball dumplings tossed in aromatic tempering

|| Mushikavaahana modaka hastha,
Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra,
Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra,
Vighna vinaayaka paada namasthe ||

04 September, 2013

Kodubale Recipe | Step by Step Recipe for Kodubale

Learn how to make Kodubale ~ Deep fried rice and roasted gram savoury rings from Karnataka

As I stand here in my kitchen mixing the ingredients, beating the dough, stirring the kadai full thick rice paste to make Kadubu that is surely going to give me sore arms after mixing for hours, I can’t help but slowly walk down the memory lane... Ganesha Habba is one big festival of my childhood and life that spells magic and inundates me with nostalgia...